10 Financial Steps to Take Before Having Kids

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), raising a child to the age of 18 sets families back an average of $233,610, and that’s for each child. This figure doesn’t even include the cost of college, which is growing faster than inflation.  CollegeBoard data found that for the 2019-2020 school year, the average in-state,

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What Are the Consequences of Not Having Life Insurance?

Before I started writing in the personal finance space, I spent nearly 8 years working alongside my husband in a funeral home. My husband Greg worked as a mortician, and I was the Director of Family Services. I learned so much about living and dying during my years in the mortuary business, but there’s one

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Term Life vs. Whole Life Insurance: Which Is Best for You?

Taking out a life insurance policy is a great way to protect your family’s financial future. A policy can also be a useful financial planning tool. But life insurance is a notoriously tricky subject to tackle. One of the hardest challenges is deciding whether term life or whole life insurance is a better fit for… Read More

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